Live Free or Die Hard

Audio problem: Just as McClane and Farrell are about to leave the Eastern Power Hub, Farrell goes on a long rant and his mouth does not match the words he is saying. [In the unrated version of the film, the rant concurs with Will's mouth movements, but the mistake is valid for the regular version.]

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Audio problem: During the final chase scene when McClane takes control of the semi truck, you can hear the truck continuing to shift gears even though McClane is not completely in the driver's seat and nowhere close to the clutch or shifter.

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Audio problem: After the terrorist in the helicopter opens fire on John and Matthew, a policeman yells something about backup into his radio. What he's saying doesn't match up with his mouth. (00:37:45)

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Audio problem: When Gabriel is starting to move out with the large truck, you hear the sounds from the truck tires but the tires aren't moving.

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Audio problem: As McClane attempts to escape from the car in the lift shaft, a henchman shoots at him. As McClane hides between the seats, he cries, "Motherf**ker!" However, McClane's lips aren't moving. ('Unrated'/'Ultimate Action Edition' version only).

Audio problem: Why does the whole city make a 'whooom' noise when the power turns off? And each block makes exactly the same sound.

Jacob La Cour

Audio problem: When McClane and Ferrel are confronted at Woodlawn by the bad guy, the bad guy says "You, fix it." When he does, his mouth doesn't move for "You." (01:33:00)

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Audio problem: When McClane is walking through Woodlawn and talking to Gabriel over the radio, his mouth doesn't match what is being said. (01:38:50)

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Audio problem: When McClane and Ferral arrive at Woodlawn, Ferral says something about the cooling towers being on the lower floors. As he does, his mouth doesn't move at all. Granted his mouth is blocked for most of it, but you can see a bit of his mouth at points and it's not moving. (01:30:15)

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Audio problem: When at the Warlock's place, McClane says something along the lines of, "What're you guys talking about?" When he does, his lips are out of sync with the audio. (01:29:50)

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Factual error: During the chase with the semi, McClane is shown struggling to keep the truck under control with the freeway collapsing/blowing up all around him. He is shown making a left turn on a ramp, and the truck going up on 9 wheels, almost rolling. The shot cuts back to McClane steering left to to try to control the truck. If he were to steer left, as depicted, he would be guaranteed to roll the truck. If he was trying to get the wheels back down, he'd have to steer into the roll, or right, to bring it back on the wheels. At the end of the shot, you can actually see the stuntman brings the wheels down with a short right turn of the steering wheel. The similar entry in corrections is right, the person making the correction is wrong. During 15 years of driving a semi, I had a very similar situation with the truck almost rolling. I had to steer into the roll to bring the truck back on the wheels, not away from it, as the film showed McClane doing.

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Trivia: Bonnie Bedelia makes a cameo as John's ex-wife, Holly, via a picture of her driver's license. To illustrate the divorce, Holly even uses her maiden name, Gennero. (00:36:55)

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Question: Near the end of the film, when McClane, his daughter Lucy, and the hacker Matt Farrell are about to leave in the ambulance, there is a sign with the number 5 hanging out of a warehouse in the background - does this mean there will be a Die Hard 5?

Allister Cooper, 2011

Chosen answer: Looks like a standard 5 mph speed sign to me. You can't read too much into that. In addition though, Bruce Willis has already stated in a few interviews that he'd be more than happy to do another one.

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